Graduation Requirements

  • Future Ready Course of Study Students Entering into Ninth Grade in 2012 – 2013 and later

    Courses Required

    State Requirements

    4 sequential English credits

    • English I
    • English I
    • English III
    • English IV

    4 Mathematics credits

    • Math I
    • Math II
    • Math III

    A fourth mathematics course to be aligned with the student’s post high school plans
    Note: Students seeking to complete minimum application requirements for UNC universities must successfully complete four mathematics courses, which include a mathematics course with Math III being a prerequisite.

    3 Science credits

    • Earth/Environmental Science
    • Biology
    • Physical Science, Chemistry, or Physics

    4 Social Studies credits

    • World History or  World History
    • Civics and Economics or Civics and Economics
    • American History I or AP US History
    • American History II or Social Studies elective course

    1 Health and PE credit

    • Health and PE course

    2 elective credits of any combination from either:

    • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
    • Art Education
    • World Languages
      Note: Students seeking to complete minimum application requirements for UNC universities must complete two years of a second language

    10 elective credits: Any elective credit will satisfy this requirement

    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Successful completion of cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction

    Total Credits: 28


    Future Ready Occupational Course of Study

    Courses Required

    State Requirements

    4 sequential English credits

    • Occupational English I
    • Occupational English II
    • Occupational English III
    • Occupational English IV

    3 Mathematics credits

    • Occupational Introduction to Math
    • Occupational Math I
    • Occupational Financial Management

    2 Science credits

    • Occupational Applied Science
    • Occupational Biology

    2 Social Studies credits

    • Occupational American History I
    • Occupational American History II

    1 Health and PE credit

    • Health and PE course

    4 Career and Technical credits

    • Any combination of Career and Technical Education credits will satisfy this requirement

    6 Occupational credits

    • Occupational Preparation I
    • Occupational Preparation II
    • Occupational Preparation III
    • Occupational Preparation IV
      Note: Students are required to complete 300 hours of school-based training, 240 hours of community-based training and 360 hours of paid employment or 360 hours of any combination of unpaid vocational training, unpaid internship experience, paid employment at community rehabilitation facilities and/or community service hours.

    Other Requirements

    • Completion of IEP objectives
    • Career Portfolio
    • Six (6) elective credits from any subject area

    Total Credits: 28

    Graduation Certificate for Students with Disabilities

    High school seniors with disabilities who do not receive the traditional high school diploma may receive a Graduation Certificate in the following ways:

    • Students are enrolled in the Occupational Course of Study, but need extended time to complete the required 360 hours of competitive employment.
    • Students who cannot access the Occupational Course of Study and require more functional and life skill training.
    • Students receiving a Graduation Certificate may participate in graduation exercises with their grade and/or age appropriate peers.